Augh!!! My Teacher Talks Too Fast!

Jill Stowell Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, General Information, IEP, Learning Disability, Processing Speed, School

What does horse racing have to do with people talking too fast?  Nothing really, but I wonder if that’s what it feels like to students with slow processing speed.  Race horses fly by in a blur. What would school be like if words flew by you in a blur? Students with learning challenges sometimes feel like their teacher is talking …

“Am I Dumb?”

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability, School

Last week I met a delightful mom who was trying to understand and get help for her equally delightful 8-year-old boy.  She shared that he came home from school asking “Mom, am I dumb?” I’ve heard this scenario so many times over the years.   Why would a smart child or teen or adult think they’re dumb? When you’re smart but …

I’m Not Being A Wild Child on Purpose!

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability, School, Sensory Processing

Most of the time, parents bring their kids to us because they’re struggling with reading, math, or some other aspect of school.  But because the underlying skills that are needed for easy, efficient learning are the same skills that support behavior, attention, social skills, and overall functioning, there are many great changes that occur for kids and families in addition …